LINUX IT Operations Engineer - Bristol

  • Job Reference: HQ00008826
  • Date Posted: 4 April 2017
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Annual bonus and benefits
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: 12 mth fixed
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

LINUX Engineer - Central Bristol
With the opportunity to get hands on experience with AWS and VMware.

LINUX Engineer to join our central Bristol office on a 12 month fixed term contract. Located in fabulous, contemporary offices walkable from the train station in central Bristol.

The LINUX Engineer, working in the Service Delivery Team, is a key player in our continuing drive to deliver smarter and better solutions to our customers. This role works with a broad cross section of technology and has a stake in the choices of future change initiatives.

Day to day the role works in multi-disciplinary, product focused teams (i.e. DevOps), as well as having shared responsibility for platform level operations and maintenance.
Longer term, the Service Delivery Team supports and introduces technology providing the foundations for increased value, increased predictability and increased efficiency.
We use Linux as the major operating platform for our bespoke services and favour Windows for off the shelf solutions. We regularly make use of SaaS and other third party solutions and support the integration, monitoring and reporting these.

We now operate in both public (AWS) and private (VMware) cloud infrastructures. We use agile methodology to plan and deliver. We automate where ever we can. We also make use of the controls and structure of a more traditional IT Service Management approach; we've retained the ethos, but added the flexibility necessary to support continuous delivery goals.

Experience Required:

You will have experience as a system administrator, working with Linux, Windows, databases and a range of software packages
Knowledge of AWS and VMware would be advantageous
Understanding of how IT services are put together, from the underlying hardware right through to the challenges of customers all over the world accessing them over the public Internet.
Able to demonstrate why automation is core to success in modern IT and improved business processes
Comfortable working both in and amongst the server room racks and supporting colleagues and customers with troubleshooting their specific problems.

About the benefits:

Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership.
Subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch